Saturday, January 4, 2014

Arugula Salad

Our Little Family Adventure asked yesterday on their Facebook page, What are your favorite salad fixings and dressings?, so I thought I would share mine. By the way, they have a great blog and page, so you should eat this salad and check them out...maybe at the same time.

Arugula is a pretty amazing lettuce. It is also called salad rocket, roquette, rucola, rugula, or colewort. It is in the same family as kale, cabbage, cauliflower, and mustard greens so you can probably figure out that it is good for you. Read more about it here.

I love arugula's peppery flavor and, dressed with olive oil, lemon and garlic, it is simple and in my opinion perfect!

Olive Oil
Parmesan cheese

The dressing is almost too easy for the flavor you get. Juice one lemon and mix together with one minced garlic clove, and a splash of olive oil.

I always use a vegetable peeler to add Parmesan to salads. It provides the perfect slice. Once peeled crumble slightly smaller and top the dressed salad.

If you have never tried arugula, I think this is one of those salads that you don't get until you taste it. It almost seems like there would be no flavor because it is so simple. Once you taste arugula you will understand. It needs very little to stand out.

Buy these kitchen tools to make your life easier:
OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler
Ikea Koncis Garlic Press, Stainless Steel
Zak Designs E-Z-Rol Garlic Peeler
Harold Import 43214 Glass Citrus Juicer

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the mention Natalie. I really appreciate it. Your salad looks delicious.